New stars added to 'House Of Cards' cast following Kevin Spacey's removal

New stars added to 'House Of Cards' cast following Kevin Spacey's removal

Darren Sullivan
February 1, 2018

Spacey, who played President Frank Underwood on the hit show, was dropped from the series after numerous men came forward with allegations of sexual abuse and harassment including out gay actor Anthony Rapp. Firing the star of the series and shutting down for two months will do that.

The New York Times reports that Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane have now joined the cast and will play a brother and sister.

While this information was merely a rumor at the time, Netflix has now confirmed it, in part.

House of Cards is executive produced by Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies.

Netflix have since cut ties with Spacey, writing him out of the show and also cancelling a planned Gore Vidal biopic where he was also set to star.

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A month later, CNN reported that eight people who now and previously worked on "House of Cards" described the work environment as "toxic", with one source claiming Spacey sexually assaulted him during an early season of the show.

The Emmy-winning House of Cards once held a privileged place within the Netflix universe as the streaming service's first original series.

Joining veterans Robin Wright, Michael Kelly and others for the last campaign will be veteran actors Diane Lane ("Unfaithful") and Greg Kinnear ("Brigsby Bear").

Kinnear was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 1997's As Good as It Gets, and starred in a short-lived Fox comedy Rake for one season in 2014.

Some new faces are coming to House of Cards. Based on what we know about House of Cards, they'll be playing deeply shady, highly dubious people who have a mad lust for power.